Therapeutic Style: As a second-year graduate student in the marriage and family therapy master’s program, I believe that a systemic approach to therapy is necessary for healing on every level. I strive to create a therapeutic space that fosters growth, discovery and compassion for self and others. I use a strengths-based and student-centered approach to empower students and give them the skillsets they need to flourish.
Professional Interests: Being a culturally attuned therapist, I am interested in working with marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA+ and racial minorities. In my work, I believe in promoting advocacy in marginalized communities and validating the stresses that come with the stigmatization of gender and sexuality. I am currently on the Gender Expansive Support Team at my program’s clinic as well, which has informed me to be a gender-affirming therapist. I am passionate about relational work, such as working with a diverse range of couples with various relationship needs and with diverse family systems.
Group and Liaison Roles: I will be observing the LGBTQIA+ Process Group and I am a Couple’s Enrichment facilitator.
Educational Background: I am originally from San Jose, California. I received a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. I am currently completing a master of arts degree in marriage and family therapy at Syracuse University.